The 8 most beautiful sights and museums to visit in Purmerend

Purmerend is especially known to the elderly among us for its livestock markets. The name of the central square, the Koemarkt, and the striking image of the cows that you can find there, remember that time. Unfortunately, after many animal diseases in the past, the square has lost its function in this area. The square is now mainly used for other markets and the annual grand fair. Another nice point to visit is the Melkwerkbrug on the east side of the city centre. From this high striking bridge you have a nice view over the area and the city centre. Would you like to learn more about the history of Purmerend and its surroundings? Then visit the Purmerends museum.

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In the past, this historic building in the centre of Purmerend served as an orphanage for wealthed civilian children.

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De Barbiers

Return in time. The nostalgic décor and the craftsmanship of the hairdressers make it a special experience to be cut here.

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Melkhandel Kuyt

Taste the history. On an old photo in the shop you can still see the dairy farmers. You can still go here for tasty dairy products.

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Don't miss these 10 spots during a day of exploring Purmerend

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Purmerends Museum

Located in the old town hall. Learn about the history of Purmerend using images, objects and models.

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The image of the cows still reminds of the well-known cattle market of the past. Nowadays a place full of cozy catering establishments.

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Nicolaas Koepelkerk

With three restored historical organs of different nature and size, the Nicolaas Koepelkerk is a unique organ location in the Netherlands.

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Nice B&B's in the city center of Purmerend

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After a good climb you have a nice view over Purmerend. Romantic too, there are quite a lot of love locks from couples in love.


Kunsthuis Waterland

Visit an extraordinary exhibition of contemporary art here or buy a beautiful art object for your own interior at the design shop.

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